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Make a Difference Giving to Michigan State University
  • $1,534 RAISED OF $5,000 GOAL


  • Anonymous $25
  • Bruce Schug $25
  • Lisa Gleeson $100
  • Michael Santoro $20
  • Anonymous $25
  • Kimberly Cudini-Cho $100
  • Lynne Morea $25
  • Alexander Parsons $20
  • Christine Radtke $25
  • Evan Christopherson $50
  • Colleen Johnson $100
  • Shannon Gillespie $50
  • Iris Shen-Van Buren $25
  • Susan Bandes $25
  • Anonymous $50
  • Yu-Wen Chung-Davidson $100
  • Michelle Word $50
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  • Kayla Iansiti $20
  • Kiersten Latham $50
  • sydney wharram $50
  • Britta Urness $50
  • Yelena Kalinsky $50
  • Rachel Allen $26
  • Lindsay Fricano $15
  • Steven Stradley $20
  • Carolyn Hook $240
  • Kate Sonka $20
  • Thalia Ferenc $27
  • Anonymous $25
  • Chloe Jennings $26

Student Art Materials Fund 

As art and design students and faculty take on the task of remote learning, it seems as if some of their subjects pose seemingly insurmountable challenges. How can painters learn to paint outside of the studio? How can apparel students learn to make patterns at home? What might a home ceramics studio look like? Faculty in the Department of Art, Art History and Design in the College of Arts & Letters have crafted careful plans for remote teaching that find solutions for many of these problems. And there is a silver lining to the situation. After all, when students graduate, they will need the know-how to sustain their artistic and design practice, working outside of the professional studio conditions that MSU is typically able to provide.

Students were resilient in building their at-home studios quickly, with the help and guidance of their faculty. One of the challenges these students face are the cost and access of materials like:  prepared clay, pre-stretched painting canvases, book-making kits, screen printing kits, travel easels, 3D printing supplies, fashion illustration kits, corset-making kits, and test fabrics.

The goal of the Department of Art, Art History and Design is always to provide students with the tools they need to succeed. At a time of great uncertainty for everyone, the Department of Art, Art History, and Design calls upon its alumni and friends to help ensure that art and design students receive the materials needed to master and progress in their craft. Our goal is to raise $5,000 and we have a donor who will match dollar for dollar this amount up to $5,000. 

Double the impact! All gifts up to $5,000 will be matched with support from a generous donor.

Your gifts can support a variety of needs for students.

  • Prepared clay: $120
  • Pre-stretched painting canvases: range $50-90
  • Book-making kits: $26
  • Screen printing kits: $155
  • Travel easels: range $20-45
  • 3-d printing supplies: $20
  • Fashion illustration kits: range $50-75
  • Corset-making kits:  $65
  • Test fabrics: $15

For further questions, please contact Becky Ten Brink, through email at or by phone at (517) 884-1705.

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 21OOPCF1ARTSPPL” in the note section.


The CARES Act allows taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300 for those who take the standard deduction. As always, please consult your tax advisor/attorney for advice on your specific situation.

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